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Bimbo Bakeries Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  • Work / Life balance hard if in management and have a family (in 17 reviews)

  • Repairing the breakdown of employee relation with management, is time consuming but with new upper management it's working (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "My experience is very good, i never think i going to have the oportunity to show my capacity to be a foreperson."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Foreperson in Escondido, CA
    Current Employee - Foreperson in Escondido, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. My family . my self .and the the oportunity to grow in the company. the oportunies are very good as long as you know what your doing and you are devoted and deserve you positon.

    Cons

    the only downside of Bimbo Bakeries is that they cut engerniers and they dont hav time to fixs all of the broken machines. The company loses alot of time and products.

    Advice to Management

    .we need re hire more engerniers. we need them to start to fix all the problems with the machines with out machines we can work made some bread & we trow away are work...


  2. Helpful (1)

    "a great place to work, room to move up, its a large comany, steady income, and very good bennies"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norristown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norristown, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    bennies, pay, always have work, no lay offs

    Cons

    the shifts arent fare to are familys, and days off are split apart

    Advice to Management

    learn as much jobs as u can, they ll move u up

  3. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people and excellent work environment. The atmosphere in the bakery is great. Everyone works hard and the people care for each others safety and progress.

    Cons

    It is very hot inside the bakery during the Summer. However there are plenty of fans and water stations inside to keep people hydrated and cool.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Refreshing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bay Shore, NY
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bay Shore, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    On-boarding process was easy and friendly. Atmosphere is wonderful, everyone is helpful and seem to be very happy.

    Cons

    Outdated office, equipment. Nothing else negative to say.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Among the best class A driving jobs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transport Driver in Pico Rivera, CA
    Current Employee - Transport Driver in Pico Rivera, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bimbo Bakeries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is very generous due to union contract. You get paid well and you have the potential for overtime.

    Cons

    Because of the nature of the baking business, this is a 24/7 operation. Weekends and nights are often the norm.


  6. "management styles"

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Decatur, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bimbo Bakeries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good company to work for we get personal days not a lot of managers very friendly to workers good hr manager cares about the employees

    Cons

    should have not given some managers jobs still very rude need to be retrained very underhanded

    Advice to Management

    some are not people persons show a lot of favoritism in Decatur. Ga very racist staff in the sales department


  7. "It takes a lot of work to build a bread route almost from the ground up, but it can pay off very well in the end."

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    Former Employee - Indepenent Operator in Enid, OK
    Former Employee - Indepenent Operator in Enid, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bimbo Bakeries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You are self employed, to a certain extent; You set your own hours, to a point; It can be very good money if one is dedicated, and unafraid of hard work and long hours in the beginning. You can sell the business anytime you want, provided you find a buyer for it, of course. Also, any average sales you add to your route, you add to the equity you hold in it, e.g. if you bought your route for $75,000 and you added $1000 in gross weekly sales over 6-12 months, you can sell your route, depending on your region's averaging system, for $85,000, with the extra ten being pure profit.

    Cons

    While you are considered self employed, you do have to comply with company, regional, and store standards which, in and of itself isn't a con, but sometimes there are individual "kingdoms" within those that can make life miserable if you aren't careful and diplomatic, but that's the way it goes no matter your occupation. Prissy store managers and angry backroom receivers(a.k.a. "trolls) are another matter, and can be just as troublesome or worse. Being amiable, friendly, and as non-confrontational as possible, attempting to find solutions that are palatable for you and they(whomever "they" may be, i.e. BBU, store managers etc.) are the best tools in getting along, and sometimes avoiding catastrophe, such as losing your route.

    Advice to Management

    Thrift stores are a bad idea for I.O.'s: They encourage the I.O. to let his shelves go empty rather than catch the extra sales and have a little extra product leftover which the company will count and penalize him for.

  8. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bimbo Bakeries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Large company. If you want to grow, there are plenty of areas you could go. very good pay; feel rewarded for what I do; management truly wants to improve process, make progress and do good by the comapny; great resouces available for employees to seek insight and training;

    Cons

    bread guy mentality; very male driven industry; slow to react and change; some senior management is very old school;

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to diversify its work force. It needs to not only promote from within, but also look for outside talent to bring in new and better ways


  9. "Great company that manages locally."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bimbo Bakeries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Allows local management to make decisions.
    -Takes care of their employees and allows you to get rid of the dead weight instead of allowing them to drag you down like most companies.
    -First company I have been in where HR actually tries to HELP their employees instead of protecting the company from law suits.
    -Product quality is solid.

    Cons

    -Logistics causes some issues when product fails to arrive timely.

    Advice to Management

    -Finish ironing out the kinks in the logistics and hammer Flowers while they are distracted with their expansion.


  10. "EXCELLENT ROUTE SALES JOB"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bimbo Bakeries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay. Working with people.

    Cons

    Early 3:00 am start time. Work on Saturdays.

    Advice to Management

    Change work week to include Saturdays off.


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